Not All Questions Are Good Ones!

As teachers we are always hoping for questioning pupils. We want them to ask questions, to engage with the lesson and then move their learning on. However, in this post Edna Sackson highlights some questions we’d prefer not to hear! Curiosity is the key to learning. If you read this blog, you know how much I value a culture of questioning and thinking. But there are […]

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Learning Spies – revisited

I am a great fan of David Didau’s blog ‘The Learning Spy’. He makes me think really hard often about things that I thought I had sorted. He has some great ideas for classroom management, team building and learning in general. I first became a fan when I read his ‘So What Are Learning Spies?’ The title fascinated me because […]

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Five Easy Ways To Tame A Wildflower Or How To Start the First Days of School Successfully

This post was originally published at ‘Brain Cavier’ the fabulous blog of Claudia Johnson a teacher in Bangkok. In it she describes her first meeting with her new class. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson As a teacher, I’ve always been a Harry Wong fan.  I’ve watched the videos many times about how to be an […]

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Keeping up with Technology #3

This is the final of the short series of guest posts looking at the use of technology in schools. Here are Part One and Part Two. We return to Michael Shepherd for our third reflection where he shows how far ahead the children may already be! The Original article is here ‘The New Currency’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The principle goal of education […]

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Keeping Up With Technology #2

This is the second in a short series from guest writers. The first can be seenhere. Today’s contribution comes from Neil Finney who is a teacher in Ontario, Canada. The original article can be seen here  ‘Should Mobiles be Allowed in Class?’ It would seem that the UK is not the only place where mobile technology appears to be getting in the way of […]

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Keeping up with Technology #1-

I follow a lot of enthralling blogs, reading really thought provoking articles. I have recently come across some posts by two writers that I really enjoy. They have been writing about similar subjects and I felt that together they made a good series. The first is by Michael Shepherd who is a headteacher in Blackpool. The original article can be seen here […]

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Time Management

Visiting blogs is a great way to extend your knowledge and interest in many things. Obviously, I enjoy reading blogs by educationalists, teachers and parents. One such blog belongs to Edna Sackson who works in an International Baccalaureate School in Australia. She writes about her experiences as ateacher as well as her philospohy of education and I really recommend you become a […]

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Governors Corner #6

This space is about and for school governors, one of the most underrated sections of leadership inour schools today. It is here for you to share so please leave a comment with your views and any topics you might like to explore! ********************* Succession Planning As we approach the Easter holidays, Governing Bodies will be thinking about those members of staff […]

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